# animals

Minks are pictured in their cages at a fur farm on May 1, 2019 in Brumunddal, Norway. - The Norwegian parliament will in June adopt new legislation immediately banning any new fur farms and requiring existing farms to be dismantled by February 1, 2025. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)
Minks are pictured in their cages at a f […]

Scientists on guard over ‘mutant’ mink coronavirus

Coronavirus transmission from minks to humans does not necessarily mean the disease will become more dangerous, but scientists are closely monitoring the situation in Denmark
A photo released on June 12, 2020 by Rewilding Europe shows a Eurasian grey wolf (Canis lupus) at a vulture-watching site in the Madzharovo valley, Bulgaria on May 19, 2013. Photo: Rewilding Europe / Staffan Wildstrand / AFP
A photo released on June 12, 2020 by Rew […]

In virus lockdown, Europe’s predators regain turf

Across Europe and around the world, stay-at-home orders since early March have allowed some animals to recolonise -- or at least revisit -- urbanised spaces, in which their kind once roamed free
A veterinarian wearing a face mask examines a cat at "ZooAcademy" veterinary clinic in Moscow on April 21, 2020, during a strict lockdown in Russia to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. (Photo by Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP)
A veterinarian wearing a face mask exami […]

From housecats to humans: Europe’s vets deploy in COVID-19 crisis

Europe's vets are stepping in to help save human lives as the coronavirus outbreak stretches medical facilities and staffing to the limit
06.06.2017, Thailand, Bangkok: Plastikmüll liegt am Strand von Ko Sih Chang, einer Insel im Golf von Thailand. Papst Franziskus hat am 01.09.2018 die Menschen dazu aufgerufen, das Meer nicht mit Plastik zu vermüllen. (zu dpa «Papst: Meer darf nicht mit Plastik vermüllt werden»)
06.06.2017, Thailand, Bangkok: Plastikm […]

How plastic makes its way into the ocean

The millions of tonnes of plastic that end up in the world’s oceans pose a threat to marine animals. How does it get there? The following graphic shows a selection of possible sources.